Friday, May 25, 2012

Calcium supplements might increase risk of heart attack

I was completely shocked to hear this on KLOVE yesterday and then I saw this article on WebMD.

I don’t get how they say the increase in risk is “moderate” but then they say there’s an 86% increased risk of heart attack. Maybe because out of 24,000 patients, only 354 of them had heart attacks.

Hmm. Maybe I’ll stop taking my calcium supplements and drink milk instead.

4 comments :

  1. Great... I just bought some new calcium soft chews yesterday since my vitamin D is normally low and my teeth have had more cavities. Wondering if I should only take them once or twice a week Instead of twice a day to use them now. Seems everything we are told is beneficial is later disputed or even harmful.

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  2. I know! It's so frustrating! I just bought a bottle from Costco!

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  3. So now we have to choose between strong bones and a heart attack?

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  4. I know, right? Isn't it just crazy?? I decided to keep taking my calcium supplements because a) I spent money on them and b) my family doesn't have a history of heart problems.

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